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Baffoe: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of National Signing Day

The opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

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Office Depot Picks Florida Over Illinois For HQ

Office Depot has picked Florida for its global headquarters, choosing Boca Raton over the Illinois home of its merger partner OfficeMax.

12/10/2013

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Best Places In America For A Tropical Christmas

Americans hoping to escape winter weather can enjoy a tropical Christmas in Hawaii or Florida at places such as Honolulu, Lahaina, Waikiki and Key West.

12/10/2013

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Beware Insurance Pitches Disguised As Obamacare

You may think you’re signing up for affordable health care, but experts say it could be a scheme to get you to enroll in something else. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/24/2013

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Feds: Illinois Highways 5th Busiest In U.S.

In 2011, vehicles traveled more than 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates. Records show I-55 was the most traveled interstate in Illinois, logging about 4.6 billion miles.

08/19/2013

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McHenry County Fugitive Arrested In Florida

A man listed on McHenry County’s Top Ten wanted website was arrested early Monday in Florida, according to police.

07/15/2013

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South Florida’s Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats

This “Best Of” list offers options to explore the abundant wilderness in and around South Florida, while enjoying the comforts of home or a hotel.

05/22/2013

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A Dozen Illinoisans Come Within One Number Of $600M Powerball Jackpot

One number in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing was the difference for a dozen Illinois players between being $10,000 richer and living the life of a multi-millionaire.

05/19/2013

Mike Rosario #3 of the Florida Gators drives against Eddie Murray #23 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. (Credit: Ronald Martinez, Getty)

FGCU’s NCAA Run Ends With 62-50 Loss To Florida

That high-flying act from “Dunk City” busted most everybody’s NCAA tournament brackets and left an indelible mark on March.

03/30/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

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Big 1st Half Propels Florida Over Minnesota 78-64

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 […]

03/24/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Best Bet For An Upset & More

Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.

03/22/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

Artistic Fletcher, 1, was declared missing after his father took him out of a Kankakee hospital amid an investigation into the cause of the boy's bruises. (Police handout)

Missing Kankakee Baby, Parents Located In Florida

A Kankakee couple was pulled over in Florida on Tuesday, five days after police issued an “endangered missing persons advisory” for their 1-year-old son, when they took him out of a hospital as authorities investigated how he ended up with multiple bruises.

03/05/2013

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Elgin Police Official To Become Top Cop Where Trayvon Martin Was Killed

Some would say Cecil Smith is jumping into the fire with his next professional move. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

02/22/2013

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Bama Bashes Notre Dame 42-14 In BCS Title Game

Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all.

01/07/2013

Brandon Paul moves around Mike Moser of UNLV at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: I’m Dreaming of Better United Center Matchups For Illini Hoops

There are more than 20,000 seats inside the United Center.

670 The Score–12/29/2012

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

Furniture From Crundwell’s Homes In Illinois, Florida Up For Auction

Admitted embezzler and former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell lived a lavish lifestyle fueled my millions of dollars she stole from the town.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

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What To Expect Before Joining A Homeowner Association

Most homeowners associations come with a lot of rules. But they also come with plenty of benefits.

11/28/2012

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

Take A Tour Of The Florida Vacation Home Of Dixon’s Indicted Ex-Comptroller

Rita Crundwell siphoned millions from the city of Dixon, authorities say. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports on how some of that money may have been used for a Florida mini-mansion.

10/25/2012

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